Not a Cardy
This short one minute animation is made from photos of the installation, "Not a Cardy" by Cathy Dunbar and Helen Judge. The looped video of the knitting hands are the Cambridge Six Bells Knitting group."Not a Cardy" began in 2013 and is an ongoing project that currently comprises; media players, pc monitors and inflatables. These are knitted into an assortment of; woolly jumpers, scarfs, cardigans, baby booties and pom poms. It also includes a sofa, lampshade and lighting. Not a Cardy has been exhibited at festivals and in gallery spaces in Cambridge.
All the People I have Knitted With
Burliegh St, Cambridge Changing Spaces
Pussy Galore Party
Interknit at Strawberry Fair 2009
Saturday 6th June
This year at Strawberry Fair the Society of Xtras invited you to INTERKNIT, hosted by Cathy Dunbar and Helen Judge.
Thanks to all who joined us and added a bit to our ever-growing,
Check out the images
INTERKNIT at Wysing Inside Out
Launch Thursday 18th September 6pm and on
Saturday and Sunday 20th-21st and 27th-28th September 12- 4pm
Come and take part in Interknit and pay homage to the craft's passed warmth, cosy domesticity, and in particular its social aspects. Cathy Dunbar and Helen Judge will be outside knitting on some comfy living room furniture. 'We plan to make a large interwoven work. With your help we will: relax, knit, weave, and most importantly, chat.'
Please join us on the Sofa Knitting
Wysing Arts Centre,
Fox Rd, (near Bourn)
Needles and wool supplied but do bring your own.
For the first time the Xtras were at the fabulous and diverse
All were welcome to our parlour to dress up and perform and many wonderful Xtras joined us on the day.Check out the photos from the day Xtras at the Pink Festival
Arbury Park Banana Beach
On Sunday 27th July we joined Artist Kirsten Lavers at the Banana Beach.
It was a perfect day for the beach and we were posing from 12 noon, check out the Xtras on the beach
After posing on the beach some of the xtras were filmed for "Today I am".
We got some great footage for our short film. The plot is based on the game "I went to market and bought ..." but our lines went some thing like: "Today I am ... wearing a hula outfit, a gorilla mask, a spotty hanky etc"
The film will Premiere at the Beach on Sarurday 23rd August
Thanks to all who joined us on set at the Cambridge Strawberry Fair 2008.
To view the images from the show click Xtras at Strawberry Fair 2008 above.
You can click on the movie to view our show in 2007 .
(If the movie on the right doesn't work view it on youtube.)
Not In My Back yard
A living room deposited in the middle of a misty English common with an upside down duck, a maid, a mad hatter butler and one crazy musical score.
Cathy Dunbar and Kay Goodridge filmed "Not in my back yard" on Cambridge's Midsummer Common,a place famous for people getting together for fun and entertainment.
Recently near by residents have had concerns about public merry making. Inspired by the controversy Cathy and Kay take the opportunity to play with notions' of quirky British eccentricity, sensibility and theatricality.
Click the movie on your left and here for more information about the making of the film and film makers Cathy Dunbar and Kay Goodridge,.
The Society made its first public appearance at The Cambridge Strawberry Fair Arts Area, June 2007. Thanks to all who joined. Click on Xtras 2007 to view the slide show